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Arecibo Observatory

CALL for Generous Supporters

As news of the recent accident has reached the public, the AO team and staff would like to thank you all for your kind words and encouragement to demonstrate our resilience as a facility once more. We have received countless messages from our followers around the world, asking about the state of the telescope and offering their help.

The Angel Ramos Foundation Science & Visitor Center has been economically impacted by the COVID situation and this last unfortunately event. For those interested in aiding our Education & Public Outreach programs or the restoration of the broken cable and associated damages you can use the following options:

Public Outreach & Education programs and the operation of Angel Ramos Foundation Science & Visitor Center (ARFSVC).

Research & Equipment: Restoration of the broken cable and associated damages

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One of the auxiliary cables that helps support a metal platform in place above the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, broke on Monday (Aug. 10) causing a 100-foot-long gash on the telescope’s reflector dish. Operations at the UCF-managed observatory are stopped until repairs can be made. + Read More